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Publisher's Summary

Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em Rusciano's insights into her world of mayhem, marriage and motherhood are a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul.

From her exploits at the Miss Sheila Fancypants School of Dance and her efforts to secure a solo at her end-of-year performance to embracing the spotlight as an Australian Idol contestant and her deep and abiding love for John Farnham, Em Rusciano is a self-confessed bottomless pit of anxiety with a taste for glitter.

©2016 Em Rusciano (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Em is queen!!

This book is so fabulously written AND narrated!! I love this woman! I went through every emotion listening to this and that doesn't happen often!! Would LOVE to see her stand up one day!!

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  • hannah jones
  • 11-21-17

Amazing

she says what everyone else is thinking and feeling. very therapeutic and healing love Em so much

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  • Monique
  • 11-23-17

Laugh & Cried

Thumbs up for me, this book is perfect for A audiobook as Em nailed it 👍 loved it and now can’t wait to see her live 💕 I could relate to everything she wrote 😀 brilliant 👌

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-17

love love love this book.

Em you are such an amazing person. Thank you for sharing your life. Thank you for giving me the courage to seek help.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-17

Incredible

Loved it! Em is funny and brutally honest. I felt every emotion with her. Highly recommend

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  • Maddy
  • 11-20-17

HIGHLY RECCOMEND

Em is an absolute magician with her words. I laughed and cried with this book! Made it even better that Em narrated it. This book is a must read!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-17

Try Hard...Fun-tastic!

Its a great story, truthful and entertaining. Em captures growing up in Melbourne perfectly and I would highly recommend Try Hard (perfect title).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-18

I had NFI who Em was before listening to this book

to be honest, her main stream media association put me off buying it at first.
boy am I glad I purchased this book.

Thank you Em for sharing your life in your incredible delivery. Your empathy and genuiness is admirable. You had me laughing and writing down one liners to use as my own (don't worry, I'll be plugging your book!) as in tears of heartbreak for you... which is a feat in its own as I'm not maternal or family oriented.

23 out of 10 recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-18

Hilarious

What a wonderful and emotional hilarious journey! Really feeling the turbulent downs and the hilarious ups in Em’s raw and honest recount of her life and family!
Great to listen to with Em herself reading!

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  • Bettina
  • 02-03-18

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Wow!

What a fabulous and open account of your life, you are amazing. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  • Sandra Spears
  • 02-03-18

honest and heart felt

I loved this insight into Em's life, I loved her raw honesty and openess. Mostly I loved that she read it to us! It was her story in her voice so all the emphasis was on the right parts!
I loved it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-18

Much needed friend in my ear!

I've loved having Em in my ear. With depression, it's hard to connect sometimes to emotions, but this! But this!
I've laughed, cried, sobbed, and even giggled. Thanks Em! 😍😘